Robert Reich: Why so Many Americans Feel so Powerless

April 2015

No choices, no power.

Annie Waldman: Scientific Expertise on Lethal Injection Falls Short

April 2015

How the Supreme Court case over lethal injection shows it’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice.

Andrew Cockburn: The Kingpin Strategy

April 2015

Andrew Cockburn on how Pablo Escobar's assassination could inform War on Terror policy.

Christian Appy: America’s Endless Wars

April 2015

Forty years later, will the end games in Iraq and Afghanistan follow the Vietnam playbook?

John Stoehr: Giving the “Gays, Guns, and God” Bloc Reason to Stay Home in 2016

April 2015

What happens when the Republican establishment isn't against gay marriage anymore?

Laura Gottesdiener: A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt

April 2015

The continuing depopulation of Detroit.

Bree: Normal

April 2015

Flash Fiction: But you're a lesbian, aren't you? You become the person in his head.

Robert Reich: How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers’ Lives Hell

April 2015

The just-in-time scheduling used by big retailers keeps Wall Street happy, and their employees on the brink of starvation.

Leticia Miranda: Why Comcast Seems to Be Walking Away

April 2015

A Comcast Time Warner Cable behemoth could have spelled trouble for consumers and online innovators

Kristina Kay Robinson: What’s Old Is New Again

April 2015

In the face of mass displacement, unsolved murders, and discriminatory housing policies, New Orleans’ Black community survives in part through its artistic traditions and spirit of collectivity.

Nick Turse: 2044 or Bust

April 2015

Military missions reach record levels after US inks deal to remain in Africa for decades.

Richard Falk: Armenia’s Genocide

April 2015

One-hundred years of grief and controversy.

Ananda Devi: Killing Stones

April 2015

Flash Fiction:They came with their guns and their tools and no time to contemplate Time.

Joaquin Sapien: Investigations of California Group Homes Marked By Delays and Uncertainty

April 2015

California reports of serious harm in its homes for troubled children, are often deemed inconclusive.

Jay Walljasper: Green Dreams for Earth Day

April 2015

Earth Day should focus on what you can do close to home.

Michael T. Klare: The Renewable Revolution

April 2015

Is the age of renewable energy already upon us?

Nissa Rhee: Back to War

April 2015

Vietnam and Iraq war veterans find closure only by returning to their war zones.

Richard Falk: The Geopolitical Right of Exception at the United Nations

April 2015

The UN is a powerful organization, but the US and other big players ultimately make the rules.

Avi Asher-Schapiro: Working in the Coal Mine

April 2015

In the 19th and 20th centuries, energy workers were at the forefront of progressive social reform. Is a similar union possible in the current age of fracking, oil sands, and climate change?

Peter Van Buren: The Iranian Ascendancy

April 2015

Twelve years later, we know the winner in Iraq: Iran.

Amy Gastelum: Miscarriage or Murder?

April 2015

Purvi Patel's conviction in Indiana sets a dangerous precedent for using feticide laws to persecute women.

Ryan Gabrielson: For Darren Sharper, a Place in Prison—And Maybe the Hall of Fame

April 2015

The NFL’s Hall of Fame rules allow a serial rapist to be considered.

Cormac James: The Scab

April 2015

Flash Fiction: Every now and then, for my troubles, I get a little reward.

Joe Sexton: Decades Later, a Routine Police Record Hangs Over Patz Murder Trial

April 2015

The prosecution says Pedro Hernandez fled New York after killing Etan Patz. A detectives report from 1979 suggests that might not be so.

Robert Reich: The Big Chill

April 2015

Big money is buying off criticism of bad money with the tools of philanthropy.

Michael Grabell: Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers’ Comp Benefits for Amputees

April 2015

Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

Dinika Amaral: Finding Language in the Code

April 2015

A writer finds herself with the help of Vikram Chandra and his latest book, Geek Sublime.

Grégoire Chamayou: Manhunters, Inc.

April 2015

How the Predator and extra-judicial execution became Washington’s calling cards.

Stephen Asher: Caduceus at the Crossroads

April 2015

A lifelong practitioner has a prescription for medicine.

Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time Around

April 2015

Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.